Try these seasonal grilled mackerel fillets, check out our smoked mackerel salad, mackerel curry, Spanish mackerel and more mackerel recipes.


  • 4 mackerel fillets
  • a handful of each watercress or rocket or lambs lettuce
  • 1 orange, skin cut off and segmented


  • 125ml olive oil
  • 3 limes, 1 peeled and segmented
  • 2 oranges, 1 zested and 2 juiced (you need 90ml) 
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin


  • STEP 1

    Make the mojo by whisking all the ingredients except the lime segments together, season well. Add the lime segments just before serving.

  • STEP 2

    Brush the mackerel with a little oil and season well. Heat the grill to high. Grill the mackerel for 5 minutes skin side up or until the fillets are just cooked through – the skin should be nicely blistered. Mix the leaves and divide between 4 plates, add the orange segments and a fillet to each and then spoon over the mojo.


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